African News Agency: Seychelles’ National Archives To Be Housed In A New Building Soon, SINCHA Says

African News Agency: Seychelles’ National Archives To Be Housed In A New Building Soon, SINCHA Says. “The Seychelles National Institute for Culture, Heritage and the Arts (SINCHA) is looking for an alternative place to house the country’s National Archives following the announcement recently that it will no longer be in the same building as the National Library.”

Rest of World: Diaspora communities reframe history, one Instagram post at a time

Rest of World: Diaspora communities reframe history, one Instagram post at a time. “Marwan Kaabour has always been a collector. The London-based designer traces the hobby back to his childhood in Beirut, Lebanon. ‘Perhaps the most serious collection was an insanely well-organized collection of Spice Girls merchandise,’ he remembers with a laugh. Today, Kaabour is collecting photographs, video clips, and other rare visual media on the Instagram account Takweer, a digital archive with 16,000 followers that maps the intersections of queerness and Arab history.

Motor1: Ford Ends Print, Digital New Vehicle Brochures Starting July 1

Motor1: Ford Ends Print, Digital New Vehicle Brochures Starting July 1. “New vehicle brochures have been a staple in the auto industry for decades, but that long tradition could be coming to an end at Ford starting July 1. The automaker is reportedly ending the creation of brochures in both print and digital format, leaving Ford’s official website as the only source for current vehicle information.”

Boing Boing: YouTube removes criticism of dangerous fractal wood burning instructions, but leaves up the lethal tips

Boing Boing: YouTube removes criticism of dangerous fractal wood burning instructions, but leaves up the lethal tips. “It is extraordinarily dangerous, and dozens of people have been killed following instructions contained in viral videos. Ann Reardon recently posted a thorough debunking of the method, which quickly became popular in its own right… But YouTube has removed Reardon’s video, claiming it is harmful and dangerous—while leaving up fractal wood burning videos demonstrating methods that have killed, at latest count, 34 people in America.”

WIRED: Meta Was Restricting Abortion Content All Along

WIRED: Meta Was Restricting Abortion Content All Along. “…Meta denies changing its policies after the decision—and pro-choice activists say that the censorship has been going on for years. Activists who spoke to WIRED say they have seen the company’s AI moderation system tag abortion content, in many cases about abortion pills, as ‘sensitive,’ decrease its visibility, or remove it altogether.”

9to5 Google: ‘Google Public Sector’ is a new subsidiary focused on US government, education

9to5 Google: ‘Google Public Sector’ is a new subsidiary focused on US government, education. “Google today is home to two divisions that have their own CEOs: Cloud and YouTube. ‘Google Public Sector’ was announced today as a ‘new Google division that will focus on helping U.S. public sector institutions.'”

Digital Library of Georgia: Digital Library of Georgia Awards Digitization Subgrants to 6 Georgia Cultural Heritage Institutions Across the State

Digital Library of Georgia: Digital Library of Georgia Awards Digitization Subgrants to 6 Georgia Cultural Heritage Institutions Across the State. “The Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) announced today the 6 recipients of its 10th set of digitization service awards. Among the awardees are four new partners. Awardee projects include documentation of the Augusta Jewish community and Evans County African American genealogical materials.”

Mashable: TikTokkers are hiding their deepest insecurities in product requests

Mashable: TikTokkers are hiding their deepest insecurities in product requests. “The whiplash between the question and the following vulnerability doesn’t only create a safe space for users to share their thoughts, but it also mimics the way we hold these fears with us at all times. These anxieties can pop up at any moment whether we are browsing for a new sunscreen or scrolling on TikTok. Sharing these kinds of fears online isn’t new. People are always using the internet to find people they relate to and to feel less alone, but the trend allows for a different approach.”

The Verge: Meta warns employees of ‘serious times’ in internal memo listing key product bets

The Verge: Meta warns employees of ‘serious times’ in internal memo listing key product bets. “Meta is warning of ‘serious times’ and preparing for a leaner second half of 2022, according to an internal memo circulated to employees this week. The note comes from chief product officer Chris Cox and outlines the company’s priorities and challenges to its business going forward.”

Slate: Being a Therapist on Social Media Can Be a Little Traumatic

Slate: Being a Therapist on Social Media Can Be a Little Traumatic. “Since the dawn of the pandemic, mental health content creators have flourished across social media, especially TikTok and Instagram. But they aren’t all equal. Creators with questionable qualifications and intentions have proliferated too, sharing dubious information, outlining symptoms, suggesting that various behaviors indicate all manner of DSM diagnoses, and at times even proffering treatments.”

Techdirt: How The Internet Enabled A Mariners Fan And DoorDash Driver To Connect And Do Something Cool

Techdirt: How The Internet Enabled A Mariners Fan And DoorDash Driver To Connect And Do Something Cool. “The internet is responsible for both good and bad outcomes in society, as is pretty much everything else. But the internet also is only as good or bad as those that make use of it. And sometimes, the internet enables really awesome stuff. Take the story of Sofie Dill, Seattle Mariners fan, and Simranjeet Singh, a DoorDash driver.”

‘Don’t be afraid to fail’: digital storytelling experiments in small museums (Museums + Heritage Advisor)

Museums + Heritage Advisor: ‘Don’t be afraid to fail’: digital storytelling experiments in small museums. “As part of this year’s Museums + Heritage Show the Director of Royal Crown Derby Museum and the Curator of Gawthorpe Textiles Collection share some of their learnings after bolstering their digital storytelling efforts.”

TechCrunch: Google and the Internet Archive are the first customers to gain commercial access to Wikipedia content

TechCrunch: Google and the Internet Archive are the first customers to gain commercial access to Wikipedia content. “Google is going to start paying for its use of Wikipedia information to help power its knowledge panels in Google Search. The search giant, along with the digital library the Internet Archive, are the first customers for the still relatively new commercial product launched by the Wikimedia Foundation — the nonprofit that operates Wikipedia. Its new service, Wikimedia Enterprise, offers access to Wikimedia content to companies that reuse and source Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects at a high volume.”

MIT Technology Review: Social media filters are helping people explore their gender identity

MIT Technology Review: Social media filters are helping people explore their gender identity. “Oliver Haimson, an assistant professor at the University of Michigan who studies transgender identity and experiences online, says that for trans, gender-nonconforming, or gender-curious folk, filters can be a way to play with gender expression without the investment and skill that makeup requires or the time, hormones, and luck it takes to grow facial hair. He explains that filters are an important and widely used tool for identity exploration.”

NBC News: The rockstars of Minecraft are giving teens something to root for online

NBC News: The rockstars of Minecraft are giving teens something to root for online . “Without as many traditional Internet A-listers as years past, VidCon, an annual social media conference for creators and their fans, seemed unusually quieter this year. That is, unless you were at the Dream SMP panel on Thursday. Two hours before the group, made up of Minecraft players, was expected to show up, screams had already broken out from the packed audience of about 2,000 fans. That doesn’t include the 135,000 people who livestreamed the panel from their homes.”